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Standard Chartered helped Iran hide $250 bn: US


August 7th, 2012 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 7 (IANS) The US has accused Britain's Standard Chartered bank of hiding 160 billion pounds (nearly $250 billion) of transfers that helped finance Iran's nuclear weapons programme.New York ... Read more...

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Iraq frees Saddam Hussein’s interior minister


July 10th, 2012 - 9:01 am ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 10 (IANS) Iraqi authorities have released the country's former interior minister Mohmoud Dhiyab al-Ahmed from prison, according to an official with Ministry of Justice."Iraqi authorities released Mohmoud Dhiyab ... Read more...

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After war, Iraqis tell their tales through films


April 22nd, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Dubai, April 22 (IANS) After Saddam Hussein's long, oppressive rule and the subsequent US invasion of Iraq in 2003 that ended only last year, Iraqi and Kurdish filmmakers ... Read more...

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US condemns Iraq bombings


March 21st, 2012 - 6:36 am ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) The US Tuesday condemned the deadly bomb attacks in Iraq that killed at least 45 people, and raised questions about the security situation in the country ... Read more...

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43 killed, over 190 wounded in Iraq bomb attacks (Lead)


March 20th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, March 20 (IANS) As many as 43 people were killed and over 190 wounded in a series of bomb attacks across Iraq Tuesday, the police said.One of the deadliest ... Read more...

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Malaysian mock tribunal finds Bush, Blair guilty of ‘crimes against peace’


November 24th, 2011 - 1:32 am ICT by BNO News
KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA (BNO NEWS) -- A Malaysian mock tribunal has convicted former U.S. President George W. Bush and former British Prime Minister Tony Blair of 'crimes against peace' over the 2003 ... Read more...

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2 killed, 16 injured in attacks in Iraq


November 13th, 2011 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 13 (IANS) Two people were killed and 16 others, including 13 Iranian Shiite pilgrims, were injured Sunday in separate gunfire and bomb attacks in central Iraq, police said. ... Read more...

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10 killed in Iraq bombing


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:08 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Nov 3 (IANS) Ten people were killed and 25 wounded Thursday in a suicide bomb attack in Iraq's eastern province of Diyala, police said.A suicide bomber blew up his ... Read more...

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12,000 dead in seven years of Iraqi bombings


September 3rd, 2011 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Sep 3 (IANS/AKI) Over 12,000 civilians and some 200 coalition soldiers died in suicide bombings in Iraq between 2003 and 2010, says a new report.Medical journal The Lancet said ... Read more...

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Dick Cheney used to keep his resignation letter in a secret place


August 25th, 2011 - 7:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Washington, Aug 25 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Former US Vice President Dick Cheney has revealed that he had his resignation letter signed and placed in a secure location inside his office safe. He revealed ... Read more...

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Maggie Gyllenhaal to host an episode of Curiosity on Discovery Channel


August 22nd, 2011 - 9:46 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Aug 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Discovery Channel has announced that Maggie Gyllenhaal will be the host of an episode of the show "CURIOSITY." In the episode, Maggie will be ... Read more...

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Man jailed in Britain for hate rant over Iraq war


July 30th, 2011 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 30 (IANS) A man in Britain has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for calling upon Muslims to attack MPs who voted for the Iraq war.Bilal Zaheer ... Read more...

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Royal Wedding a ‘legitimate terror target’, says radical Muslim group


April 28th, 2011 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 28(ANI): The Royal Wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton on Friday is a "legitimate target" for a terrorist attack because of Britain's foreign policy and the invasion of ... Read more...

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Secret memos expose link between UK Govt, oil firms and invasion of Iraq


April 19th, 2011 - 12:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr. 19 (ANI): British Government documents have revealed plans to exploit Iraq's oil reserves and the world's largest oil companies the year before Britain took a leading role in invading Iraq.According ... Read more...

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Iraqis demand end to American occupation


April 10th, 2011 - 12:19 am ICT by BNO News
BAGHDAD (BNO NEWS) -- Tens of thousands of demonstrators on Saturday took to the streets of Baghad to mark the eighth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq and demand the departure ... Read more...

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Robin Williams praised for ‘tame’ performance in Broadway debut


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 3 (ANI): Actor and comedian Robin Williams has been praised by critics for his "tame" performance in his Broadway debut at the official opening of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ... Read more...

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Clinton urges western powers to increase pressure on Gaddafi


March 30th, 2011 - 4:13 am ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has urged western powers to increase pressure on Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.The UN Security Council's Resolution 1973, adopted ... Read more...

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West bombs Libya, Gaddafi vows ‘long drawn war’ (Roundup)


March 20th, 2011 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
Tripoli, March 20 (IANS) A coalition of American, British and French forces bombed by air and from the sea key targets in Libya in aid of rebels holding Benghazi, as ... Read more...

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Arab League chief Moussa may lead post-Mubarak Egypt


February 6th, 2011 - 2:16 pm ICT by ANI
Cairo, Feb.6 (ANI): Former Egyptian Foreign Minister and Arab League Secretary General Amr Moussa has emerged as a potential compromise figure to lead the country's potentially dangerous transition. Moussa made a ... Read more...

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Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of 2003 invasion of Iraq: Straw


February 3rd, 2011 - 4:50 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 3(ANI): Former British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Jack Straw has revealed that former Prime Minister Tony Blair could have pulled troops back on brink of ... Read more...

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Blair Govt. had no sense of being at war in Iraq: Ex-defence chief


January 28th, 2011 - 5:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan.28 (ANI): A former British chief of defence staff has said that the Tony Blair government lacked "any sense of being at war" during the invasion of Iraq.Admiral Lord Boyce told ... Read more...

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Tony Blair was offered final chance to avoid Iraq invasion, Chilcot inquiry told


January 21st, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair was given a final chance to opt out of the Iraq invasion by his foreign secretary Jack Straw, according to documents ... Read more...

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835 await execution in Iraqi prisons


December 14th, 2010 - 12:35 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, Dec 14 (IANS/AKI) More than 800 people in Iraq are on death row awaiting execution, said Iraqi Interior Minister Jawad al-Bolani.Speaking at a press conference on anti-terrorism measures Monday, Bolani said ... Read more...

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Asymmetrical US-Canada ties because of `Robin Vs Batman’ perception: US diplomats


December 2nd, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec.2 (ANI): In a confidential diplomatic cable sent back to the State Department from Ottawa, the American Embassy warned of increasing mistrust of the United States by Canada with which it ... Read more...

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Bush justifies Iraq invasion as removal of threat even though no WMD’s were found


November 13th, 2010 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 13(ANI): Former United States President George W. Bush has reiterated that he does not regret his decision of initiating the 2003 invasion of Iraq, also known as the Iraq War ... Read more...

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British let al-Qaida kingpin Zarqawi go free, say Iraq war logs


October 24th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct. 24 (ANI): British troops came close to capturing al-Qaida's top commander in Iraq Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, but the operation collapsed after the only surveillance helicopter ordered to monitor him ran ... Read more...

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UK held secret war talks with U.S. general 11 months before Iraq invasion


October 3rd, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 3 (ANI): America's senior most general Tommy Franks flew into Britain for top secret talks on the invasion of Iraq 11 months before the attack on the Saddam Hussein's regime, ... Read more...

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Johnny Cash died ‘devastated’ about America’s invasion of Iraq


September 24th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Country legend Johnny Cash's daughter has revealed that her dad died frustrated and disappointed about America's invasion of Iraq.The singer/songwriter's daughter Rosanne Cash has revealed the conflict occupied ... Read more...

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Obama declares end to US combat operations in Iraq


September 1st, 2010 - 7:44 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 1 (DPA) US President Barack Obama Tuesday declared an end to the US combat mission in Iraq, more than seven years after the US-led invasion of the Middle Eastern ... Read more...

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Kuwait marks 20 years since first Gulf war


August 2nd, 2010 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
Kuwait City, Aug 2 (DPA) Kuwait's cabinet Monday marked the 20th anniversary of the 1990 invasion of the country by Iraqi troops, noting that the war had a lasting impact on citizens. Minister ... Read more...

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22 killed in Iraq violence


July 28th, 2010 - 8:54 pm ICT by IANS
Karbala/Mosul (Iraq), July 28 (DPA) Two attacks Wednesday in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul left at least six people dead, including a young girl, and wounded several others. According to security officials ... Read more...

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Iraq war illegal, says Clegg


July 22nd, 2010 - 6:38 am ICT by IANS
London, July 22 (IANS) Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has said the invasion of Iraq was illegal, throwing into confusion the coalition government's policy. Clegg's comments Wednesday angered some Conservative ... Read more...

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‘Iraq war led to surge in terrorist plots against Britain’


July 20th, 2010 - 7:53 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 20 (DPA) Britain's involvement in the invasion of Iraq led to an almost unmanageable increase in the number of terrorist plots against it, a former head of British intelligence revealed ... Read more...

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Saddam terror threat was limited: Ex-MI5 chief


July 20th, 2010 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 20 (ANI): Former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein only had limited ability to mount terrorist attacks in the UK before the invasion of Iraq, according to Baroness Manningham-Buller, former MI5 deputy ... Read more...

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US hands over Tareq Aziz, other Saddam regime members to Iraq


July 14th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Baghdad, July 14 (DPA) US forces handed over Iraq's former deputy premier Tareq Aziz and 54 other members of Saddam Hussein's inner circle to the Iraqi authorities, regional news network al-Arabiya reported ... Read more...

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